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Jan 29, 2013 8:00pm EST
to defeat hitler or that britain was going to survive. it has become a cliche, but it has not been said here tonight, so i will be the one to say. my favorite quote from winston churchill, the americans can always be. -- depended on to do the right thing, after they had exhausted every other possibility. the demographics are irreversible and will ultimately drive the right and the left to the reality that we have to make some kind of changes. >> you are our realist. how do you think this ends? >> of course, the honest answer is i don't know. what i worry about, and i really appreciate the reminder of history, because i think is really important, and we forget history too often. what i worry about is the trust deficit. if you look at every institution, business, congress, sports figures, the church -- it doesn't matter what it is. no one trusts the institutions that operate in our country. and congress is not doing so well. >> why does that matter? it matters because, for a society to be vibrant and grow and take risks and innovate, we not only need to like each other, we need to tr
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
, some might say that saying those things is a cliche. but as we all know, members are going to have to engage in rigorous debate and there needs to be that clash of ideas, a rigorous debate, but it needs to be done in good faith and with a spirit of compromise. now, i realize that some argue that compromise is a sign of weakness. in fact, one of the great strengths, mr. speaker, of our nation's founders was their ability to compromise. the very structure of this institution, the united states congress, the very structure of our institution, which joins the people's house, where we're all privileged to serve, with the state-focused united states senate was known as what? the connecticut compromise or the great compromise. that's the very basis of our founders. too often we forget that while we should never, we should never compromise our principles, we must always, mr. speaker, we must always be prepared to compromise in the service of our principles. . aeconomist described the element of compromise in what justice brandeis described the state of georgia. the conservative republican
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